International Trade

  • September 25, 2009

    WTO To Probe Brazil Orange Juice Tax Complaint

    The World Trade Organization has reportedly said it will investigate whether the U.S. is illegally taxing frozen orange juice imported from Brazil.

  • September 25, 2009

    US Lawmakers To Lift Ban On Chinese Poultry

    U.S. lawmakers have agreed to repeal a 2004 ban on Chinese poultry imports, provided more rigorous food-safety standards are met, in a move that could ease heightened trade tensions with China.

  • September 25, 2009

    BIS Says Anonymous Downloads Don't Violate EAR

    The U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security has issued an advisory opinion saying software companies cannot be held liable under the Export Administration Regulations if anonymous users in U.S. trade-sanctioned countries download their mass market encryption software.

  • September 25, 2009

    CIT Orders Commerce To Return Wheat Duty Deposits

    The U.S. Court of International Trade has sided with the Canadian Wheat Board in a trade dispute over hard red spring wheat, demanding that the U.S. Department of Commerce return duty deposits to the exporter in the wake of the original anti-dumping and countervailing duty order being revoked.

  • September 25, 2009

    Satellite Export Reform Not So Far Out: Experts

    U.S.-based commercial satellite manufacturers, thwarted by military-level export restrictions for a decade, could see those controls loosened soon thanks to a confluence of industry action and a federal government willing to consider reform, attorneys say.

  • September 25, 2009

    ITC Staff OKs Cognex, Yxlon Software Patent Deal

    The U.S. International Trade Commission investigative staff has mostly signed off on a settlement between Cognex Corp. and Yxlon International Inc., the second company to resolve Cognex's action over the alleged infringement of a patent covering machine vision software.

  • September 25, 2009

    WTO Farm Group Urges Notification Transparency

    Members of the World Trade Organization's Agriculture Committee are pushing for commitments on timely notifications and open lines of access regarding agriculture-related trade measures, both within the committee and through the organization's leadership.

  • September 25, 2009

    Aviation Co. Execs Plead Guilty In Iran Export Scheme

    A Dutch aviation services company and its director and sales manager have entered guilty pleas to conspiring to illegally export aircraft components and other products from the U.S. to entities in Iran.

  • September 25, 2009

    3 Cos. Settle In Professor's ITC Suit Over LED Patent

    Tekcore Co. Ltd., Tyntek Corp. and Arima Optoelectronics Corp. have become the latest companies to settle a suit over a light-emitting diode patent brought by a retired Columbia University professor in the U.S. International Trade Commission

  • September 24, 2009

    USTR Seeks Public Comments On Export Barriers

    The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is asking for public comments on barriers to export of American goods and services as part of a broader initiative to get American producers freer access to foreign markets.

  • September 24, 2009

    US Swipes Back At Funai In Digital TV Spat

    The U.S. government is lashing out at Funai Electric Co. Ltd.’s recent opposition to its bid to convince the U.S. Court of International Trade to toss the company’s lawsuit challenging a U.S. Customs and Border Protection decision to allow imports of allegedly infringing digital televisions made by Vizio Inc.

  • September 24, 2009

    Xerox, US End 9-Year Spat Over Cartridge Duties

    The U.S. government has agreed to issue Xerox Corp. duty refunds for imports of misclassified printer and copier toner cartridges, a settlement that resolves a civil action brought by Xerox more than nine years ago.

  • September 24, 2009

    HP Lodges ITC, US Court Suits Over Cartridge Patents

    Hewlett Packard Co. has launched a two-pronged attack against several Chinese ink cartridge makers and U.S.-based importers it claims infringed four of its patents, filing simultaneous complaints against the entities with the U.S. International Trade Commission and in federal court.

  • September 24, 2009

    Bunge $38M Soybean Contract Spat Award Confirmed

    A federal court has affirmed $37.5 million in foreign arbitration awards granted to Bunge Agribusiness Singapore PTE Ltd. stemming from a dispute over five allegedly breached contracts for the sale of Brazilian soybeans.

  • September 24, 2009

    ITC Issues Ban On Illegally Imported Cigarettes

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has issued a general exclusion order requiring U.S. Customs and Border Protection to deny entry of illegally imported cigarettes that infringe Philip Morris USA's trademarks.

  • September 24, 2009

    Corruption, Red Tape Top Trade Challenges For India

    India has continued to attract interest from foreign investors despite the worldwide economic downturn, but although the country is moving forward with market-oriented economic reforms that began in the early 1990s, significant trade concerns can still pose barriers to U.S. companies, according to lawyers.

  • September 24, 2009

    ITA Says Korean Cos. Dumped Steel Plates In US

    The International Trade Administration has made a preliminary determination that three Korean manufacturers of cut-to-length carbon-quality steel plate sold their products for less than normal value in the U.S. in 2008.

  • September 24, 2009

    Q&A With Holland & Hart's Trip Mackintosh

    Trade sanctions and white collar defense work is a great mixture of complex regulatory, national security, foreign policy and criminal law, says J. Triplett Mackintosh, chair of the export control/trade sanctions practice group at Holland & Hart LLP.

  • September 24, 2009

    US Fights Bid To Bar New Duties On Chinese Furniture

    The U.S. government has fired back over American Signature Inc.'s request for a preliminary injunction against reassessed anti-dumping duties on wooden bedroom furniture from China, arguing that it would amount to a “significant windfall” for the importer.

  • September 24, 2009

    Specter Urges ITC To Keep CTL Steel Plate Duties

    Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., has joined the push to maintain anti-dumping duties on cut-to-length carbon steel plate from China, Russia and Ukraine, saying in a letter to the U.S. International Trade Commission that any change to the order could be disastrous to Pennsylvania's steel industry.